- Choose polycarbonate
- The design of the old greenhouses
- Tools and devices for work
- Preparation of greenhouses
- Put the first sheet
- The rod of junction of the leaves
- Lockable polycarbonate sheet greenhouse length
- Close the ends of the greenhouse
- Cell overlap the second polycarbonate greenhouse
- How to cut polycarbonate sheets
- The door to the greenhouse
- The result of our work
Before last year’s warm season, a neighbor of the dacha found the masters that have agreed to dismantle its worn out a greenhouse, build a lightweight frame and place it cellular polycarbonate. For work had to pay 60 thousand rubles will agree, the sum considerable. But her expectations were met, and cucumbers in a new greenhouse with polycarbonate Mature for 2 weeks before mine. It hurt my pride, because my husband is not lazy, put a lot of effort, but the result is not always satisfying. Trying to find craftsmen who converted our old greenhouse was not successful.
So my husband and I decided to take on the work yourself and upgrade two greenhouses with polycarbonate.
What polycarbonate for greenhouses to choose, everyone decides on their own accord, the blessing, the offered range provides ample opportunities. We chose greenhouse polycarbonate Polygal, 4 mm thick.
At the same time stocked the ancillary material in the form of strips, screws with washers and expert advice.
Our first greenhouse factory-made, made of metal frame and wooden bars. The design requires glazing material with a width of 0.4 m.
The shadow part we just insulated, abandoning glass protection.
The second frame buildings we have built yourself from scrap materials, the roof is also equipped with standard glass for greenhouses.
Whatever skills we may possess, without a tool for building retrofitting greenhouses cellular polycarbonate will not move another step. We worried and prepared all the necessary fixtures, which are able to facilitate our work:
- chainsaw for sawing wooden products;
- angle grinder, it is popular, the ordinary grinder;
- screwdriver to tighten screws;
- stationery and kitchen knives for cutting sheets of cellular polycarbonate;
- stick, of sufficient length to facilitate the process of cutting the material;
- roulette for measurements;
- the ladder focusing, which I recommend to wrap a felt cloth;
- standard ladder;
- wooden Board, with sufficient weight and length, wrapped with a felt cloth so as not to damage the polycarbonate;
- a small plaque is also trimmed with material from felt to prevent bruising on the knees.
So began preparatory work to dismantle the greenhouse for future installation of cellular polycarbonate. First look with exposed bolts are tightened beyond – removed edge corner sanding machine.
The bars on the greenhouse, designed by the glass, with the chainsaw was shortened and polished. In order to give the design aesthetic appearance, the kerf wall is coated the bright paint.
On the ridge of the greenhouse rasp nothing had escaped with a simple polishing.
At the preparatory activities with a greenhouse over.
We stopped on the solution of the polycarbonate is not cut, and lay the leaves on the greenhouse entirely. Perfecting the technological process in the first instance, we tormented him for a long time. Each sheet material on both sides covered with film. The low guard we removed from, and the top decided to leave. And as it turned out, in vain. It is better to get rid of the whole film, otherwise, then the pieces cannot be removed from under the nuts of the screws.
Difficulties raised the question of how to attach polycarbonate screws in the upper part of the greenhouse. Unfortunately, God has not given us wings to easily get to the desired goal. Decided to build the greenhouse on a long Board and placed on it. But initially it was scary and the idea had to be abandoned. Applied to a small plate lined with a felt material. Secure polycarbonate launched from earth. First, prepare a hole in the material of the drill bit, then secured with screw and nut, not forgetting the protection in the form of a rubber strip. For these purposes it is more practical to use a bat with a larger diameter, allowing at the same time to prepare the holes and screw the screws.
Closing half of the greenhouse cellular polycarbonate, on the opposite side have already used a heavy Board and continued the installation work from the top down.
A single sheet of material is insufficient to fully protect the greenhouse from both sides, so in the future missing parcels we have built up pieces of polycarbonate.
To lock on to design a second sheet of polycarbonate, you need to take care of quality joint. On the bar of a greenhouse has fixed the clip and set guides, metal.
The second instance of polycarbonate mounted overlapping with the first and fix with screws. The junction has acquired a very aesthetic appearance. Although, to boast of the perfection of all fails.
Gradually shut down the entire polycarbonate sheet greenhouse
Finally the greenhouse is completely closed along the length of the cell polycarbonate!
I had no doubt that in places bending polycarbonate junction will require further sizing. But fears were unfounded, most importantly – be sure to use the screws from the existing seam.
For closing the end parts of the greenhouse, the first pieces of polycarbonate fixed by screws, and then the grinder removed the extra inches. The method was not entirely successful, as sawdust, plastic, penetrate through the honeycomb inside the polycarbonate and spoil the appearance. Therefore, when mounting the second part for cutting polycarbonate used an ordinary kitchen knife.
As a greenhouse we were locked in the midst of the summer season and the vegetables growing in full, had a little crush potatoes, but tomatoes were not affected at all.
As a result of persistent labors greenhouse was fantastic!
The second greenhouse has a different design: the lateral surface is flat and the roof is steep.
The preparatory process was conducted exhaust action: dismantled the glass coating, removed the tabs on the bars of a greenhouse, Boca cemented Board.
Before you begin installation of cellular polycarbonate in the construction of the second greenhouse, it had to be cut to pieces. It took a utility knife and ruler. With their help, planned line of incision, and after bending the material with a kitchen knife polycarbonate was cut into pieces. Stationery cutting knife should be used, otherwise the curve cut will be provided.
Do not forget about the protection of the upper edge of polycarbonate and close it with electrical tape or duct tape.
Step by step the construction of greenhouses fully designed with polycarbonate sheets. As in the previous case, the joints are additionally equipped with bars.
I want to share the little tricks that were born in the process of observation of the growth of vegetable crops.
Experienced gardeners are well aware of the need for daily airing of the greenhouse in the warm season for the purpose of lowering the temperature. I began to notice that tomatoes, in the doorway, behind in development, and came to the conclusion that the negative impact on their growth have drafts. Decided to fix the problem with the fence. But it was uncomfortable.
Much more practical to saw the door in two pieces to fix and apply to ventilate solely the top. The idea was we like.
This is what I got my husband to do with their hands